German Company Praktica Announces Two New Cameras
German company Praktica has announced the availability of two new cameras in their markets. The Luxmedia 7403 and DPix 740Z both are SD compatible and have 7.2 MP sensors, 3x optical zoom and face detection.
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July 24, 2007 – German company Praktica has announced two point-and-shoots; the 7.2-megapixel Luxmedia 7403 and DPix 740Z. Both offer 3x optical zoom lenses, face detection, and are SD compatible. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.
The Luxmedia 7403 has a 3-inch LCD screen and 32 MB of internal memory. It can also function as an MP3 player. The 7403 is PictBridge compatible.
The DPix 740Z has a 2.4-inch LCD and 16 MB of internal memory. Like the 7403, it is PictBridge compatible, and allows for direct printing. Unlike the 7403, which is made of metal, the 740Z has a plastic body and works with USB 1.1.
The 7403 follows the 7303 in Praktica’s Luxmedia line, and boasts more megapixels and the added MP3 player. The 740Z follows the 530Z in the DPix line, and touts a larger LCD screen, improved digital zoom, and an additional 2 MP of resolution.
Praktica’s cameras are manufactured by Pentacon, a Dresden-based company dating back to the 19th century, and are currently the only branded cameras sold by the company. Praktica collapsed after German reunification, but reformed and has since produced products such as budget lenses, optical space equipment, and 3D LCD screens.